Hiring is a cumbersome, time-consuming process. Placing job ads in multiple paces often takes far longer than you’d expect. After that, you have to weed through all of the poor-fit applicants, hoping to find top talent in the mix.
Once you find a candidate with potential, you’ll have to deal with all of the screening steps. Resume reviews, background checks, reference calls, and employment verifications all take time. When you add in the slew of interviews, it can quickly become too much to handle.
Fortunately, there are ways to make the process easier. If you’re too busy to hire, here are some tips that can help.
Take Another Look at Second-Place Finishers
If you recently filed for a similar position, you may already have top talent in your database. Candidates that come in second to your new hires are often underutilized recruitment sources. You already know quite a bit about what they bring to the table, making it easier to determine if they’re a potential match for the job you’re filling now. Plus, you may have completed specific screening steps already, reducing the overall workload.
Review your second-place finishers for matches. If you find a solid fit, either ask them to apply to the new opening or, if it’s an option, invite them into an interview directly. Ideally, you want to make the process as simple as possible, ensuring they aren’t repeating steps unnecessarily. That makes it convenient for them, too, increasing the odds that they’ll accept your invitation.
Request Employee Referrals
A straightforward way to reduce the work associated with tracking down potential applicants is by launching an employee referral program. By doing so, your existing workforce can function as your recruiters, finding and recommending candidates they feel meet the role’s needs.
Since employees usually feel a referral puts their name on the line, you tend to get higher-quality talent. Additionally, your workforce knows what it takes to thrive in your environment, increasing the likelihood of a strong culture match, too.
Partner with a Staffing Firm
When you’re too busy to hire, partnering with a staffing firm can be an ideal solution. You’ll get recruitment experts who can help you locate top talent quickly. Plus, recruitment agencies can handle the initial screening, ensuring you can focus on pre-vetted right-fit candidates.
Staffing firms also have robust talent pipelines featuring highly skilled active and passive job seekers. You’ll be able to tap into that resource, making it easier to find exceptional candidates faster than ever before.
When you work with a recruitment agency, you’re also reducing your time-to-hire while securing cost savings. Plus, you have hiring flexibility. Whether you need a temporary worker for a project, a permanent employee for a long-term need, or want to conduct working interviews using the temp-to-hire approach, there’s an option that fits your needs.
If you’re ready to partner with a leading staffing firm, the staff at The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us to learn more about our services today.